Luke Grimes Complete Biography
Who is Luke Grimes ?
Luke Grimes is an American actor who is most famous for his roles in the film ‘American Sniper’ as the slain US Navy Seal Marc Lee. He also played in the ‘Fifty Shades’ film series as the older adoptive brother Elliot Grey and the ‘Yellowstone’ drama series currently airing at Amazon Prime Video as prodigal son Kayce Dutton.
Physical Stats of Luke Grimes
Luke Grimes is 6 feet tall or 183 centimeters and weighs 72 kilograms which are 158 pounds. He has a pretty fit, strong, and built body and his proportions are 40-31-14 for chest, waist, and biceps, respectively. He has long light brown hair with a gorgeous pair of dark brown eyes. His shoe size is 10 (US).
Age, Family & Background of Luke Grimes
Luke Grimes is the fourth born of Randy Grimes and Angie Barker. On January 21, 1984, in Dayton, Ohio, the United States, she was 37 years old. He was born in a religious home. His father was a Pentecostal pastor, and in his childhood, he spent most of his summers in a church camp. He grew up believing in God and Bruce Wills (actor), and eventually, his faith both faded. Despite him not being proud of his family, his parents still supported him as they mortgaged their house to send him to New York City to study acting in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. It was after he completed his graduation from Dayton Christian High School.
He made his first debut in 2006 in the horror/thriller movie ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ as Jake. In his next movie ‘War Eagle, Arkansas’ he played the lead role; a teenage high schooler named Enoch had to choose between a possibility of a successful career in basketball or remaining behind with his lifelong best friend. Also, in 2008, he was playing drums for an alt-country band-a skill he picked up in church. He then appeared in a crime/comedy/mystery film’ Assassination of a High School President’ also in 2008, with Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis, and others.
A couple of years later, he appeared in the ABC drama series ‘Brothers and Sisters as Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of William Walker of the Walker family. From season four, he was among the regular cast of the series. He bested Scott Porter, Jason Ritter, and others for the role. He played United States Navy SEAL Marc Lee, who was killed in action in 2006, in the movie ‘American Sniper’ (2014).
He also starred in the 2010 FX movie pilot, “Outlaw Country,” which was not picked by the FX, but the pilot aired as a TV film on August 23, 2012. Later, he played the adopted brother of Christian Grey, Elliot Grey, in the ‘Fifty Shades’ film series. He also appeared as James in the sixth season of ‘True Blood’ but later left because of some not yet confirmed issues. Some reports might indicate his refusal to play a character who was attracted to the same sex/men. Reports say that the cast and the writers were “baffled and angered” by his decision.
He played Todd Belkin in ‘Freeheld’ and Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Elliot Page, and Michael Shannon. Since 2018, he has starred opposite Kevin Costner in Yellowstone’s Paramount Network drama series.
Luke is embracing his musical side this year. The actor has announced that he is now working with the management team behind Midland, Hailey Whitters, and his Yellowstone co-star Ryan Bingham while writing new songs. He is returning to his musical roots years after playing as a drummer in a Los Angeles country band.
Luke Grimes Personal life and Relationship
Many people love sharing their lives with the world, but Luke has never been that kind of a person. He is not that open about his personal life and prefers to keep it private. Also, they seemingly do not take that much interest in social media, which is everywhere these days. On top of that, he doesn’t have any verified social media accounts yet. He is only active on Facebook, where he has gained over 2.5K followers. Moreover, he has stayed away from the paparazzi media all the while.
He is currently married to Bianca Rodriguez, and she means the world to him. The couple got hitched on November 21, 2018. Bianca is a model and has more than 200,000 followers on Instagram. Though Luke seems to keep a low profile, she occasionally posts pictures of him, especially on their wedding anniversary. Luke and Bianca live in Montana, where ‘Yellowstone’ is filmed. Her Instagram feed shows her regularly moving between there, Idaho and California. Before that, they used to live in New York City. Luke and Bianca haven’t had any children yet. Also, no plans or discussions regarding this have been disclosed to the public yet.
Net Worth of Luke Grimes
As an actor, he surely earns a lot of money. His estimated net worth was around $500 thousand in February 2020. Although you might think that the number is low for an actor like him, this was calculated before he joined the cast of ‘Yellowstone.’ It shall be safe to think that his bank balance has grown over the past two years. Also, with him starring in ‘Yellowstone,’ we shall be seeing more of him in the time to come, and his bank balance shall also be growing with time.